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Anatomy of a Poet by CJ Heck
Poetry can be daunting and hard to understand, but it doesn't have to be. I feel a poet has an obligation to write in a way that everyone can understand. Poems should flow softly through a poet's words, their meanings gently caressing the heart and mind of its reader. If a poem comes from the heart, it will reach other hearts, and this is what I've tried to do with the poetry in "Anatomy of a Poet". ~CJ Heck "Like a rose with [...]
 
Ring of Fire - Selected Poems 1972–2008 by Alessandra Gelmi
Alessandra Gelmi attended boarding school in Rome and received her BA in English from Barnard College, Columbia University. She was awarded a teaching fellowship from Boston University, where she received her master's degree and taught creative writing under the aegis of three Nobel Laureates. Her literary awards include the Irene Leache Memorial Prize and the Amy Loveman Competition (open to Columbia University). A former [...]
 
Lifelines by Poetic Muselings, Michele M. Graf, Margaret Fieland, Anne Westlund, Mary W. Jensen, Lin Neiswender, Kristen Howe
This book is a collaboration by six poets who have never met in person: Michele Graf (editor), Mary Jensen (theme poem), Margaret Fieland, Lin Neiswender (cover), Anne Westlund, and Kristen Howe. We "met" at a free online writers conference. The six of us (and many others) signed up for some of the same workshops, including one on putting together a chapbook and another on creativity. But the presenter failed to show up for [...]
 
poetic reflections - keep the heart of a child by Lori R. Lopez
With thirteen oft-humorous "Poetic Reflections" columns as a framework for chapters and themes, the author presents a collection of original poems and song lyrics from "a lifetime of versage" - a journey through her soul. The volume features giddy lingual romps, the words to a variety of Folk-Rock ballads, poems from other book projects, witty mullings, and much more. A serious thread running through the book is the topic of [...]
 
Love Passion Poetry Vol. 1 by Adona Pierre
This is my first poetry book. I found myself very emotionally attached because my poetry comes from within, I call it my secret soul search. It's my therapy and I honestly believe it will help others. I've always loved to write short stories, journals and essay's but, poetry has always been my first love. When I write I often ask myself, "how many people are feeling or going through the exact same thing?" I then I realize a [...]
 
Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers - The Ultimate Frugal Booklet for Avoiding Word Trippers and Crafting Gatekeeper-Perfect Copy by Carolyn ...
Here is a booklet of word trippers. It is an addendum to a similar list in the appendixes of Carolyn Howard-Johnson's multi award-winning book, "The Frugal Editor." An instructor for UCLA Extension's world-renowned Writers' Program, editor, poet, and novelist, Howard-Johnson has included trouble causers she finds most frequently in her clients' copy. This handy booklet is small enough to be tucked into briefcases as a nudge [...]
 
Reflections - Love Poems by G.E. Graves
Reflections - Dissonance poetry Living is reaching deeply inside. Taking hold and riding the torrent to its extraordinary end. Life is seldom unsoiled. Beneath its smooth coating lies what we all possess. Poetry is often very primal - capturing a moment of released emotion. Words can have power - even if they are not understood. Reflections display a power within verse that often cannot be explained. This is what life is [...]
 
Deeper into the Pond - A Celebration of Femininity by Magdalena Ball and Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Thischapbook is a Military Writers' Society Award Winner. Authors Magdalena Ball and Carolyn Howard-Johnson expect this fifth in their Celebration Series of chapbooks conceived to as inexpensive gifts or super-thoughtful greeting cards to be their most successful of all. Author Nancy Famolari says, "These poems speak to all the stages of a women's lives reminding us how far we've come and how much we have to be grateful for. [...]
 
She Wore Emerald Then - Reflections On Motherhood by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Magdalena Ball & May Lattanzio (Photographer)
"[Both] poets continue to write poems that don't sound either like banal Hallmark cards or the bitter-at-dysfunctional-family jeremiads that habitually torture MFA writing workshop participants." ~Kristin Johnson, screenwriter and founder of the Warrior Poets Project - She Wore Emerald Then is collaboration on the subject of motherhood by award-winning poets Magdalena Ball and Carolyn Howard-Johnson, both of them mothers and [...]
 
White Sails by Ann Yu Huang
White Sails by Ann Yu Huang is a lyrical exploration of the surreality of one's life in response to one's dreams. Utilizing an array of elliptical lyrical styles, the collection delves deeply into the realm that underscores reality. "My very multi-cultural and multi-lingual upbringing fueled many dreams along my life journey. When my first chapbook was published, I began to realize the deep connection I had with my poems -- a [...]
 
Under The Hazel Trees - Collected Works by Tim Mansfield
A collection of selected short stories and poetry written over a period of thirty years. They will make you laugh at times; and then cry tears that turn to liquid pearls - . This newly published book includes a series of seven stories entitled 'The Girl From' as well as previously unpublished poems. About the author: Poet, soldier, sailor is the best way to describe the author. He has been writing on and off for decades but [...]
 
Liberty Ramblings - Social and Political Poetic Justice by Kit Clayton
Liberty cannot be forced, it must be chosen; chosen at acceptance, chosen to keep, and chosen to defend. These musings reflect on the tenets and gift of Liberty; it delves into social and political aspects of joys and downfalls of Liberty. During this journey, the poems reflect on the importance of the true meaning of the pursuit of hapiness, and how it ties into our living in the now. Liberty Ramblings treads on ground that [...]
 
The Adventures of George by Blair Gowrie
"The President's a chef and the fun never ends, Kidnaps, magicians and Borrock Sobama, bin Maden, Onassos, enemies and friends, All playing a part in this satirical drama." Read a brilliant series of connecting short stories all told in rhyming verse. Learn about the foibles of world leaders and international figures.
 
When the Tiers of Life Play - Poetry Book by Yehloe The Poet
When the Tiers of Life Play is inspired by the many vices in life. Reminiscing on good and bad time, having faith, and expressing love are events in life that happen every day. My experiences allocate me to relate to some of the challenges life offers. I want people to view these poems as a way to express life's challenges differently. Each poem tells a different part of life experiences, such as, dealing with children, [...]
 
Revenge of the Orgasm (Soaking Wet Edition) by Greatest Poet Alive
Poetry, especially of a sensual ilk, gets pushed to the side and regarded with afterthought or irrelevancy. I confess that a lot of "erotic" Poetry makes me wince as word after word is written or spoken that scratches my ears, similar to the screeching on a chalkboard. That said, I wrote something superlative to that. Revenge of the Orgasm (Soaking Wet Edition) takes readers on a journey through adventures of the intimate and [...]
 
How To Quench A Thirst Born In The Wilderness by Ophelia Brown
This book of poetry is like reading a story about an individual woman who has much adversity on the way to finding love. I was inspired by the story of Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet. The primary readers of this book are fellow poets and people who love written and spoken word. This book is a culmination of several years of effort. The title has been within me for many years. The title gives power to the reader to discover [...]
 
Cherished Pulse - Unconventional Love Poetry (Celebration Series of Poetry Chapbooks) by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Cherished Pulse is a booklet of twenty poems that look at love from a mature, sensitive perspective. Never sentimental or sing-songey (forget Hallmark!), the poems explore love in its many guises--longing, sensuality, and that sacred place between desire and consumation. A gift for anyone you love. Valentine' s Day or any other. From the multi award-winning Celebration series of chapbooks by Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Aussie [...]
 
Love Passion Poetry Vol. 2 by Adona Pierre
A compilation of Poetry that comes from the soul. This Vol. comes from a place of hurt and strength which I believe no matter your walk of life you'll relate to. I decided to write a more raw and soul driven Vol. because I believe many of us deal with some much in life and at times find it hard to express those stresses and feelings. I want to connect with my readers with a personal driven style of poetry. I believe that you, [...]
 
Atomic Renaissance - American Women Mystery Writers of the 1940s and 1950s by Jeffrey Marks
America in the 1950s was a place of Eisenhower, the Korean Conflict, McCarthy, and Sputnik. Women found themselves trapped into a mold of Donna Reed and June Cleaver, marginalized by the hyper-masculinity of the age. Mystery fiction had become a male bastion as well, promoting hardboiled private eye novels and spy fiction. It would be another three decades before groups to promote equality between the sexes in mystery fiction [...]
 
Narrative Therapy: through Poetry (Volume Three): Religious experience, depression and spirituality by Christopher Griffith
Narrative Therapy: through Poetry charts my own journey through the maze of mental illness I suffered for over a decade. On the back of spiritual and religious experience I was unable to comprehend, initial feelings of depression and anxiety worsened over a period to become full blown bipolar disorder. Volume One in the series is perhaps the most emotive, and desperate, reflecting my own discovery that through narrative [...]
 
Narrative Therapy: through Poetry (Volume Two): Religious experience, depression and spirituality by Christopher Griffith
Narrative Therapy through Poetry - Volume One charts my evolving battle with bipolar depression. The chronology holds for most of the collection, but I have appended some verse at close which I wanted to include as record of all poetry I have composed in my now two decades struggle with the illness.
 
Narrative Therapy: through Poetry (Volume One): Religious experience, depression and spirituality by Christopher Griffith
Narrative Therapy: through Poetry charts my own journey through the maze of mental illness I suffered for over a decade. On the back of spiritual and religious experience I was unable to comprehend, initial feelings of depression and anxiety worsened over a period to become full blown bipolar disorder. Volume One in the series is perhaps the most emotive, and desperate, reflecting my own discovery that through narrative [...]
 
Hookham Poetry Library by Sandra J. Hookham
The Hookham Poetry Library (Vol. I) consists of a wide range of cleverly rhymed poems: from epic to epigram; inspirational to down right funny; happy to sad; tender and touching to brazen and witty; and from carefree fantasy to parable. IT'S TODAY SO REMEMBER-- IT'S-- Good when someone leaves their mark, Great we all possess some spark, Of talents beaming bright and new-- TODAY-- When troubles glare through the dark, And we [...]
 
Hong Kong Man - Selected Poems by Kirby Wright
These are the poems and poetic flashes written by KIRBY WRIGHT during his various residencies overseas and at Martha's Vineyard, Mass. A separate section focuses on Wright's difficult childhood in Hawaii and the mixed emotions he battles dealing with a once-abusive father, now confined to a wheelchair at a care facility, and a narcissistic mother who resents him for being an artist. The cover photo was taken at night a PLA [...]
 
The Suns Snow And The Sands Move - A thing of magic, a gift of poetry and prose by C. JoyBell C.
Consider the suns beyond your own world, and the sands that continually move beneath your feet, underlining the fabric of your life! Aspire for the blessings that fall with the snow of the suns; there are more than a legion of them! Published along with the rise of the blue moon on August 31, 2012, this new book of poetry and prose is richly infused with unpretentious symbolism, alluring one into the feather-soft nests of [...]
 

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